IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio’s Olympic water venues
Associated Press | August 2, 2015 11:49 am
The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games.
Park wins Women’s British Open, captures 4th different major
Associated Press | August 2, 2015 9:59 am
As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women’s British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf’s record book.
Triple Crown winners usually succeed in 1st race back
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 11:51 pm
American Pharoah will attempt to do what many Triple Crown champions have done throughout history — win the first race after victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
More on line, more on mobile: advertising executive to IOC
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 9:56 pm
A leading advertising executive told the IOC on Sunday that the Olympic body needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content on the Internet and via mobile devices.
Ko shares lead at Women’s British Open on major debut
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 1:13 pm
There’s a Ko atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the Women’s British Open.
American Pharoah poised for more racing history in Haskell
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 10:00 am
even though he’s sold the breeding rights for what could be as much as $30 million, with a stud fee that could be in the $100,000 range.
WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 6:33 am
The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.
USOC: 3 cities being contacted to replace Boston in 2024 bid
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 5:51 am
U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games and believe the demise of Boston’s candidacy will be “ancient history” by the time the host city is selected in 2017.
Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 2:03 am
Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate.
For athletes, Olympic goals outweigh the risks of Rio waters
Associated Press | August 1, 2015 1:51 am
Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro’s dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans.